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Great Waves waterpark

Enjoy a great day of summer at Great Waves Waterpark!

Bring the family for a full day of summer adventures at Great Waves Waterpark, located at Cameron Run Regional Park in Alexandria, Virginia. Thrillseekers love our speed slides and waterslides, while little ones play in our interactive splash pad and wading pool. Take the adventure further and body surf in the 17,500 square foot wave pool, or watch the kids climb, slide and bounce in our Paradise Play area. Naturally, we also provide comfy shaded areas where you can order food and take a well-deserved rest. Our daily rates are always reasonable, or buy an Annual Waterpark Pass to visit all five NOVA Parks waterparks all summer long.


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If you would like to support the effort to have Cameron Run/Great Waves continue in the future, please sign up and join the Friends of Cameron Run. You will be kept informed of the progress towards a long-term lease and ways you can help.

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Features & Attractions

Waterslides, great food & more!

Great Waves offers some of the most unique and fun water attractions in Northern Virginia! Start with the waterslides - five in all. That includes a pair of speed slides in which users climb a dizzying staircase before sliding at high speed into the water below, as well as three waterslides - two open and one covered. Zig zag, twist and curl as the cool water rushes you to the pool below. Of course, the park’s centerpiece is the giant wave pool. Grab a tube, bob and weave in the surf as undulating waves give you an ocean-like experience. For the little ones, our Kids Zone is a great place for you and the kids to cool off while having a great time, and don’t forget about the giant splash pad! Great Waves also offers several other attractions to really make your day memorable. Enjoy pizza and ice cream at the Surfside Pizza and Soft Serve, or lunch and snacks at the Riptide Café.

Paradise Play at Cameron Run

Open Spring through Fall, this colorful beach themed play structure features exciting climbing and play features including triple slides, spiral climbs, pogo bounces, rock wall, spiral slides, mazes, kids conveyors, wobble hoppers and so much more to provide hours of entertainment for kids 3 to 12.


Batting Cages at Cameron Run

Step up to the plate and get ready, because we're bringing the heat at our deluxe batting cages! Choose slow or fast pitch softball, or take a crack at baseballs instead featuring a variety of tough speeds. We’ll provide the bats and helmets, or you can bring your own. Hone your swing alone, or get a group of friends together and see who can get the most hits! 


Mini Golf at Cameron Run

This beautifully designed and landscaped course offers many challenging holes and hazards, with lush greens in every direction and nearby fountains. 18-holes of miniature golf fun awaits the whole family!



Great Waves offers four great cabanas, a perfect way to enjoy a little personal space. Our tiki hut themed cabanas come complete with shade, deck chairs and tables. Cabana rentals are $50 ($55 with tax) and can be rented day of, or reserved by calling ahead prior to your visit to Great Waves.


Know Before You Go

While you are enjoying our aquatic facilities, you can feel secure knowing that you are being closely monitored by licensed aquatics staff. “Safety is golden” is the mantra of our staff, who take their jobs seriously and hold the safety of you and your family in the highest regard. They are regularly tested for equipment readiness, situation recognition and professionalism. Swim with care, but do so knowing that our team of guards is ready to assist you should the need arise. Enjoy your day at our waterparks!



Great Waves Waterpark
4001 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
United States

T 703-960-0767

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Swing - swim - putt the day away

What a great treasure for the local community and for family and friends visiting during the late spring through fall. Lots to do without breaking your wallet. Easy to access, but get there early as parking can be a challenge some days.


Great Waves Trip Advisor Review - 02/03/2016 by DOC_SGM

Awesome Atmosphere!

The atmosphere was awesome and the attractions was amazing. I loved the water wave pool.

Great Waves Waterpark Facebook Review - 11/20/2015 by Millette Ladybug Tillery

Groupon Feedback

Give yourself more time - we stopped in with my grandkids and 2 hours few by - wish we had planned for longer visit.

Great Waves Groupon Feedback - 08/13/2015 by Mary C.

The wave pool is awesome!

The wave pool is awesome! There are lots of other water attractions and in addition there is a mini golf course, pavilions available for rent and batting cages. The park has friendly and helpful staff and the life guards are well trained. They constantly scan the water making sure the water is a safe environment for all. I'm looking forward to the pizza stand opening.

Great Waves Waterpark Facebook Reviews - 06/03/2015 by Andrea Toth Johnson